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Friday
Mar082013

Wildlife crime-fighting training package for ASEAN Customs officers

Bangkok, Thailand, 8th March – Customs officers across Southeast Asia will now have access to a wildlife crime-fighting knowledge kit that will help tackle the problem on the frontlines.

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Friday
Mar082013

Rare turtle sets Japanese precedent

Bangkok, Thailand, 8th March 2013—Japan is asking the world’s governments to help protect the Ryukyu Black-breasted Leaf Turtle, a rare turtle found on only three small islands in the Okinawa group.

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Thursday
Mar072013

New study reveals scale of persistent illegal Tiger trade

in Chinese

Bangkok, Thailand, 7th March 2013—Parts of more than 1400 Tigers have been seized across Asia in the past 13 years, according to TRAFFIC’s latest analysis of confiscations, which includes new data for 2010-2012.  

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Wednesday
Mar062013

New report warns of uncertain future for African Elephants

Bangkok, 6th March 2013— Populations of elephants in Africa continue to be under severe threat as the illegal trade in ivory grows - with double the numbers of elephants killed and triple the amounts of ivory seized, over the last decade.

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Sunday
Mar032013

Thailand will end ivory trade says PM

Bangkok, Thailand, 3rd March 2013—Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today outlined the steps Thailand would take to address illegal ivory trade in the country, including amending national legislation and bring Thailand in line with international norms.

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Monday
Feb252013

Keeping it wild: Industry dialogue over the sustainability of wild plants sourcing at BioFach

in Japanese

February 2013—TRAFFIC, FairWild Foundation representatives, partners and friends were out in force at the BioFach trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, earlier this month.

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Friday
Feb222013

Recent report sheds light on guitar wood trade

22nd February 2012—An investigation by TRAFFIC of imports into the European Union (EU) of a valuable tropical hardwood widely used in the manufacture of musical instruments, particularly guitars, has helped clarify the rules regarding trade in the valuable commodity.

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Friday
Feb222013

Understanding the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations

Brussels, Belgium, 22nd February 2013—TRAFFIC and the European Commission today launched an updated reference guide to the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations — the legislation whereby provisions under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) are implemented by the European Union.

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